Project Plans and Staff Reports

For case materials 2015-2019, see the Archived Plans and Reports page. Materials from present date to January 2020 are below.

2022

    • CHC Meeting on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below: 

      This meeting will be held online with remote participation and will be closed to in-person attendance. The public can participate online via the Zoom webinar platform (https://zoom.us/) from a phone, tablet, or computer. To join the meeting, use this registration link before or during the meeting: https://tinyurl.com/CHCjan2022 or call (301)715 8592. Webinar ID#: 842 8476 6867.  Check your email junk folder if you do not receive a registration confirmation in your inbox. Written comment is welcome up to 24 hours before the meeting and may by sent by e-mail. The public will be given the opportunity to ask questions of fact and make public comment during the meeting. If you have questions please contact us by e-mail or call 617-349-4683.
      • Meeting Notice
      • Agenda
      • Case L-136 and Case 4669 (continued): 711-727 Massachusetts Ave., by Gas Light Building LLC. Consider draft Standards and Guidelines for landmark report. Continue hearing relative to application to renovate the existing building and construct an addition at rear and above the existing building.
      • Case 4715: 15 Follen St., by Andrew W. Lo, 15 Follen St. Realty Trust. Construct rear addition and window well.
      • Case 4716: 32 Church St., by Harvard Real Estate. Alter entrance surround, replace select windows and redesign panels, install awnings and new signs, construct patio platform. 
      • Case 4573 (continued): 36 JFK St, 81 Mt Auburn St, 33 Dunster St, by Trinity Realty I, LLC. Demolish The Garage Building except for 2-story facades of the 1860s stable building at corner of Mt Auburn and Dunster streets. Construct a new 6-story above grade mixed-use building. 
      • Case D-1570: 204-206 Fayerweather St., by Tom and Keya Dannenbaum. Applicant has postponed a hearing on a revised design for the time being. Case will be re-advertised when the time comes. 
      • Director's Report

      2021

      • CHC Meeting on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM.Case materials for public hearing items are included below: 
        • Meeting Notice
        • Agenda
        • Case L-140: 1627 Massachusetts Ave. Lesley University, owner. Consider confirmation of commission's initiation of a landmark designation study.
        • Case D-1595 and Lase L-141: 2161 Massachusetts Ave. ND Development, LLC. Application to move the building (1939) on lot and demolish rear and side sections. Consider petition by ten or more registered voters to initiate a landmark designation study.
        • Case D-1596: 47-53 Bay State Rd., by American Assoc. of Variable Star Observers, current owner, o/b/o Sun Property Group. Demolish house, offices, and warehouse buildings (1948 with later additions).
        • Case D-1597, D-1598, D-1599: 4 and 6 Buckingham Pl. and 10 Buckingham St., by Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School. Demolish the Kelsey House (1892) and Morrison House (1884; moved 1893) and demolish the additions of and reconstruct the Markham building (1892 with later additions) on an adjusted site plan as part of the BB&N Lower School Revisioning.
      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM.Case materials for public hearing items are included below: 
        • Meeting Notice
        • Agenda
        • Case L-136 and Case 4669 (continued): 711-727 Massachusetts Ave., by Gas Light Building LLC. Consider draft Standards and Guidelines for landmark report.Continue hearing relative to application to renovate the existing building and construct an addition at rear and above the existing building.
        • Case 4685: 137 Allston St., by Edward S. Eccles. Exterior restoration of St. Augustine's church. Construct new entrance stairs and ramp. Replace existing entry doors with window. New cladding.
        • Case 4686: 10 Garden St., by President & Fellows of Harvard College. Install new signs at three entry points to the Harvard Radcliffe Institute yard.
        • Case 4401: 98 Winthrop St., by Paul Overgaag. Revise design of temporary enclosure of dining patio.
        • Case D-1557 and Case L-138: 68-70 Lexington Ave., by Gregory Scott Burd and Francesca Gino. Demolish 3-decker (1913). Consider new design for replacement project. Consider initiation of landmark designation study.
        • Director's Report (October 2021)
      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below: 

        • Meeting Notice
        • Agenda
        • Case D-1585: 134 Massachusetts Ave. / 95 Vassar St., Building W41, by MIT. Demolish portions of the Metropolitan Storage Warehouse Co. building (1894) for renovation and adaptive re-use.
        • Case L-136: 719/727 Massachusetts Ave. Gas Light Building LLC, owner. Consider petition of registered voters to initiate a landmark study for the Cambridge Gas Light Co. building.
        • Case L-137: 689 Massachusetts Ave. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Inc., owner. Consider petition of registered voters to initiate a landmark study of the Savings Bank Building.
        • Case L-138: 68-70 Lexington Ave., Gregory Scott Burd, owner. Consider initiation of a landmark designation study for a preferably-preserved significant building. The property owner has requested a 3-month continuance of this hearing and a 3-month extension of the demolition delay period.
        • Case 4342: 27 Holyoke Pl., by Harvard University. Extend temporary certificate for construction staging area until Dec. 31, 2022.
        • Case 4631 (continued): 613-629 Cambridge St., by RPI Cambridge Street LLC. Renovate #613 (2-story former carbarn), demolish and reconstruct #621 (1-story center building), and renovate #625-629.
        • Case 4632 (continued from Aug. 5, 2021): 57 JFK St., by Crimson Galeria LP, Raj Dhanda, Manager. Construct 4-story addition to the existing Crimson Galeria building.
        • Case 4647: 44 Bow St., (Lampoon building), by Harvard Lampoon Trust. Replace the slate and copper roof with clay tiles to match original, install rain leader boxes to match original.
        • Case 4648: Story St. at Mt. Auburn St., by Crown Castle Fiber LLC. Install small cell antenna at existing pole location.
        • Case 4649: Brattle Sq. at Mt. Auburn St., by Crown Castle Fiber LLC. Install small cell antenna at existing pole location.
        • Case 4650: JFK St. at Winthrop Sq., by Crown Castle Fiber LLC. Install small cell antenna at existing pole location.
        • Case 4651: Peabody St at Holden Chapel, by Crown Castle Fiber LLC. Install small cell antenna at existing pole location.
        • Draft Minutes of 8/5/21
        • Director's Report (Aug 2021)
        • New Business:
          • L139: Mayflower Poultry sign at 621 Cambridge St. Petition received requesting landmark study of the "Live Poultry Fresh Killed" sign at Mayflower Poultry shop.
      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

        • Meeting Notice
        • Agenda
        • University Park aka Bay State Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) Study Petition
        • Case 4568: 140 Brattle St., by Ben Zander. Replace three windows.
        • Case 4570: 159 Charles St., by BREML Partners, LLC. Full renovation of rear house; raise roof; add dormers; alter fenestration; add balcony over covered entry..
        • Case 4571: 11 Story St. #1, by Rosemary LLC. Replace windows.
        • Case 4572: 795 Massachusetts Ave, City Hall., by City of Cambridge. Alter basement windows; repair entry stairs; replace dormer windows with louvers; refurbish windows..
        • Case 4573: 36 JFK St, 81 Mt. Auburn St., 33 Dunster St., by Trinity Realty I, LLC. Demolish The Garage Building, except for 2-story facades of the 1860s stable building at corner of Mt. Auburn and Dunster streets. Construct a new 6-story above grade mixed use building..
        • Director's Report (April-May 2021)
      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

        • Meeting Notice
        • Agenda
        • Case L-134: 28 Union St. Nathaniel Haduch, owner. Consider preliminary report and make recommendation to City Council.
        • Case 4542: 86 Otis St., by Cambridge Housing Authority. Repair masonry and roof; enlarge and add dormers; alter select doors and windows; construct mechanical screen and access ramp; improve exterior common areas.
        • Case 4543: 94 Brattle St., by Andrew McCollum & Gretchen Sisson Rev. Trust on behalf of Lauren Cosulich. Install electric car charging device.
        • Case 4544: 113 Brattle St., by Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Alter driveway and parking paving material.
        • Case 4545: Holden Chapel, 15 Harvard Yd., by President & Fellows of Harvard College. Restore west pediment.
        • Case 4546: 8 Story St., by President & Fellows of Harvard College. Replace windows and storefront, repair concrete façade.
        • Case D-1570: 204-206 Fayerweather St., by Tom & Keya Dannenbaum. Demolish two-family house (1927).
        • Case D-1575: 21 Loomis St., by Kelli A. Bennett, Mary A. Tennis, John P. Mearn, III, Steven R. Mearn, and Francine M. Mearn, owners on behalf of Kevin Emery & Eamon Fee. Demolish single family house (1949).
      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

         

      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

         

      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

      2020

      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM.Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

        • Meeting Notice
        • Agenda
        • Case 4400 (continued): 3 Church St., by First Parish in Cambridge. Review construction details of site plan and restoration of exterior architectural details.
        • Case 4441: 1200 Massachusetts Ave., by Arrow Associates, LLC. Replace windows and install new HVAC equipment. 
        • Case D-1564: 88 Holworthy St., by Stephen Sillari. Demolition of ell of house (1874), selective demolition of bay and portico. Move the house away from property line.
      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  


      • CHC Meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 8:30 AM. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

        • Meeting Notice
        • Agenda
        • Informational Presentation: Truman Apartments, 25 Eighth St., by Cambridge Housing Authority. Presentation about comprehensive permit project. Formulate comments to Board of Zoning Appeal.
        • Case 4384 (continued): 1 Brattle Sq., by Spyce Food Co. Construct pergola over outdoor patio.
        • Case 4399: 8 Holyoke St., by Harvard Square BBQ Co. LLC. Install non-conforming projecting sign.
        • Case 4400: 3 Church St., by First Parish UU Church. Reconstruct missing trim, relocate entry doors behind new glass doors, alter plaza and steps for universal access, add lighting.
        • Case 4401: 98 Winthrop St., by Timbuktu LLC. Remove seasonal enclosure and construct 4-season glass enclosure of existing outdoor dining patio.
        • Case 4402: 1400 Massachusetts Ave, by Harvard Cooperative Society. Enclose entrance vestibule with glass wall behind columns; update signs and replace windows on Palmer Street side of building.
        • Case D-1556: 624 Main St., by MIT 600 Main St Fee Owner LLC. Demolish brick factory (1883).
        • Case D-1557: 68-70 Lexington Ave., by Gregory Scott Burd & Francesca Gino. Demolish 3-family house (1913).
        • Case D-1558: 9-11 Jackson St., by Design Synergy Group, LLC. Demolish 3-family house (by 1871).
        • Minutes
        • Director's Report

         

      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2020.Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

        • Meeting Notice
        • Agenda
        • Staff Slideshow
        • East Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) Study Area. Consider renewal of the East Cambridge NCD Study, originally initiated on October 3, 2019 pursuant to Ch. 2.78.180 of the City Code.
        • Case 4323: 271 Cambridge St., by 271 CS Investor LLC, Phil Smith, Manager. Alter windows and doors for increased lighting to interior.
        • Case 4383: 71 Mt. Auburn St., by Playa Bowls. Install internally-illuminated blade sign.
        • Case 4384: 1 Brattle Sq., by Spyce Food Co. Construct pergola over outdoor patio.
        • Case 4390: 40 Willard St., by Cambridge Skating Club. Site improvements including grading, setps, path, and retaining wall.
        • Case 4391: 41 Church St., by City of Cambridge. Temporary installation of shower trailers in parking lot.
        • Director's Report (July-Aug 2020)

         

      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, August 6, 2020.Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

         

      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, July 9, 2020.Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  

        • Meeting Notice
        • Agenda
        • Staff slides
        • 28 Union Street by Ann McGovern MacAdam, owner. Request to initiate a landmark study.
          • request letter
        • Case 4322: 213 Brattle St., by Mary Gehring and Jon Penterman. Construct driveway for parking of one car.

        • Case 4323: 271 Cambridge St., by 271 CS Investor LLC, Phil Smith, Manager. Increase the size and number of glazed windows and doors to provide more light into the office building. Request received from applicant to postpone hearing.

        • Case 4326: 9 Shady Hill Sq., by Carter S. Bacon, Jr. Construct a one-story screened porch on SW elevation, re-stucco house exterior, replace slate roof with new slate, replace wood gutters with copper.
        • Case 4327: 58 Charles St., by BMR-58 Charles Street LLC. Install rooftop mechanical;  replace windows and doors; alter landscaping and signs; re-point brick masonry; install other mechanicals and loading dock at rear.
        • Case 4349: 243 Bent St. #1, by Ronald E. Peeples. Install two windows in new openings on the Fifth St. elevation.

      • CHC Meeting of June 4, 2020 was rescheduled to a later date. (see July 9, meeting info above)
      • CHC Meeting of May 7, 2020 was rescheduled to a later date. (see July 9, meeting info above)
      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Case materials for public hearing items are included below: 
      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:  
        • Meeting Notice
        • Agenda
        • Case 4264 (continued): Burnham Hall, 99-2 Brattle St., by Lesley University. Construct fence to enclose HVAC equipment on north side of building.
        • Case 4279: 8 Willard St, by Madeline Brandt Jacquet. Install wrought iron fence and handrail.
        • Case 4280: 66 Hurley St., by 66 Hurley Street LLC. Exterior rehab. Construct stair headhouse and decks.
        • Case 4281: 29 Brattle St., by AP Brattle Square LP, owner o/b/o allbirds, tenant. Alter storefront and sign band.
        • Case D-1549: 169-169R-171 Rindge Ave., by Steven McNulty & Kate Berseth. Demolish house (1873).
        • Draft Minutes
        • Director’s Report

         

      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, February 6, 2020.Case materials for public hearing items are included below: 
        • Meeting Notice
        • Agenda
        • Case L-133: 137 Allston St., Saint Augustine’s African Orthodox Church. Consider petition of registered voters to initiate a landmark study.
        • Case 4232 (continued): 169 Spring St., by Dana Sajdi. Construct roof and side additions, alter windows and doors, and replace siding.
        • Case 4264: Burnham Hall, 99-2 Brattle St., by Lesley University. Construct fence to enclose HVAC equipment on north side of building.
        • Case 4265: 27 Garden St, by Longy School of Music of Bard College. Replace free-standing sign.
        • Case 4266: 57 JFK St., by Crimson Galeria, LP c/o Raj Dhanda. Relocate main entrance and create new tenant entrance on Winthrop St., relocate ramp to interior, rebuild steps on JFK St., construct addition, extend storefront glazing.
        • Case 4267: 118 Spring St., by Maria Sousa & Jose Andrade. Exterior renovations including windows, siding, trim, and new rear decks and stairs.
          • application
        • Case D-1543 (continued): 60-62 Reed St., by The Marie Claire Maloney Living Trust. Relocate building to the left and remove rear portion of the building (1875).
        • Case D-1548: 15 Gurney St., by 15 Gurney Street LLC. Demolish house (1922). 
        • Minutes
        • Director’s Report


      • CHC Meeting on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Case materials for public hearing items are included below: 
      • Case 3545 (continued): 134 Brattle St., by P. C. M. Teunissen. Exterior restoration. Remove door and landing to 134A. Rebuild rear deck. Remove 4 rear-facing windows and replace with doors and larger windows. application plans Feb. 2016 plans Mar. 2016 (corrected set)
      • Case 3423 (amendment): 115 Brattle St., by Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Inc. Amend certificate to reflect modified plans and adjust location of new garage closer to main house. revised plans for amendment
      • Case 3550: 121 Brattle St., by Margaret & Joseph Koerner. Construct a one-car detached garage at rear of property. application
      • Case 3551: 45 Brewster St., by Robert & Alicia von Rekowsky. Construct second floor addition and deck above existing kitchen at rear of house. application corrected zoning table
      • Case D-1384 and 1385: 207 and 227 Cambridge St., by Mark Lechmere LLC. Demo 3-story multi use building (1857) and commercial bank building (1917). Update: A request has been received from the owner to continue cases D1384 and D1385. They will not be heard on March 3.
        application
        photos plans memo
      • Case D-1389: 24 Winter St., by Richard & Diane Vendetti. Demolish 2-story ell of house (1838). plans memo
      • Case D-1390: 40 Cottage St., by Roy Russell & Robin Chase. Demolish 1.5 story house (1839). plans memo
      • Draft Minutes of Feb. 4, 2016

      CHC Meeting on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Case materials for public hearing items are included below:

      • Case 3545 (continued): 134 Brattle St., by P. C. M. Teunissen. Exterior restoration. Remove door and landing to 134A. Rebuild rear deck. Remove 4 rear-facing windows and replace with doors and larger windows. application plans Feb. 2016 plans Mar. 2016 (corrected set)
      • Case 3423 (amendment): 115 Brattle St., by Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Inc. Amend certificate to reflect modified plans and adjust location of new garage closer to main house. revised plans for amendment
      • Case 3550: 121 Brattle St., by Margaret & Joseph Koerner. Construct a one-car detached garage at rear of property. application
      • Case 3551: 45 Brewster St., by Robert & Alicia von Rekowsky. Construct second floor addition and deck above existing kitchen at rear of house. application corrected zoning table
      • Case D-1384 and 1385: 207 and 227 Cambridge St., by Mark Lechmere LLC. Demo 3-story multi use building (1857) and commercial bank building (1917). Update: A request has been received from the owner to continue cases D1384 and D1385. They will not be heard on March 3.
        application
        photos plans memo
      • Case D-1389: 24 Winter St., by Richard & Diane Vendetti. Demolish 2-story ell of house (1838). plans memo
      • Case D-1390: 40 Cottage St., by Roy Russell & Robin Chase. Demolish 1.5 story house (1839). plans memo
      • Draft Minutes of Feb. 4, 2016
      Director's Report
      Director's Report